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In 1899, program directors at what is today's Brooklyn Children's Museum decided to transform an old family mansion into a museum geared toward children. Anna Billings Gallup headed up the first crew of curators, who transformed the space into the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the world's first youth-geared institution of its kind.

Today, the museum preserves Gallup's world-renowned passion for educating children along with more than 30,000 objet d'anthropology, from shark jawbones to tribal masks. Eight standing exhibits, a greenhouse, and a garden aim to entertain kids and families and include an exploration of world culture. The Sensory Room provides an interactive experience for special-needs children, with visual, auditory, and motor-skills-related activities. The museum also teaches future generations about sustainability with a curriculum based on the building's own inner workings, which are certified green by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

145 Brooklyn Ave.
Brooklyn,
NY
US

The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest art museums in the United States and one of the premier art institutions in the world. Its permanent collections include a wide range of objects from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, representing almost every culture in the world.

200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn,
NY
US

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